[sword-devel] BDB?

Dickinson Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 25 05:19:19 MST 2005

<note disclaimer="IANAL">
Not really. The copyright laws changed duration from
something like 17 years to something like 75 years.
When this happened there was a lot of material that
was older than 17 years but less than 75 (or whatever
the durations actually were). If an individual or
group had legally obtained them, they became a
"reliance party". People who had legally obtained
these texts could keep them for their personal use.
People/groups who legally distributed them could
continue to legally distribute them if the owner did
not challenge their distribution. When given a notice
of intent to enforce copyright laws, those that
distributed them had to stop. So the distributor
cannot continue to distribute what they used to have
the legal right to distribute.

>From a technical perspective, it is possible at times
to go to the "wayback machine" and get old files.
Often zips are corrupt as is in the case of the
original naves.zip, which is distributed on crosswire.
BDB, the files in question, is not present on the
wayback at all, but links to it are.

>From a ethical perspective, the burden is now upon the
individual to be honest before God and not violate
copyright laws by downloading from there.

--- list-sword at store.infochi.com wrote:

> Is it possible then, to have access to the previous
> unlocked version of 
> this module that was available before it was
> removed?
> Dan
> On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, DM Smith wrote:
> > It was available as a download until the end of
> 2002. It was then locked, 
> > probably due to copyright. Subsequently all locked
> modules have been remove. 
> > (You can get this information by doing some
> digging at 
> > http://web.archive.org)
> >
> > According to my hard copy, the 1980, seventh
> printing, has corrections. This 
> > is noted in the preface by G.R. Driver dated
> November 1951. That puts it as 
> > currently under copyright.
> >
> > Slavo wrote:
> >
> >> What have happened to BDB module?
> >> 
> >> Slavo

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